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A publication of the Connecticut Society
of Certified Public Accountants
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onnecticut
CPA
CS CPA
CSCPA Board of Directors
Gregory A. Lainas
President
Noelle A. Taddei
President-elect
Brian J. Kelleher
Treasurer
Mark A. Andrews
Secretary
Jevon Knowles
Member-at-Large
Vanessa E. Rossitto
Member-at-Large
Michael L. Kraten
Member-at-Large,
CSCPA Advisory Council Chair
Connecticut CPA Staff
Arthur J. Renner
Executive Director
Kirsten F. Piechota
Managing Editor/
Design and Layout
Caitlin Q. Bailey O'Neill
Assistant Editor
Mark Zampino
Publisher
Julie E. McNeal
Contributor
On the Cover
5
New Survey Shows
Connecticut CPA Firm
Owners Struggling with
Succession Planning
By Pamela Q. Weaver, DBA, CPA
and Marie G. Kulesza, MSPA, CPA
10 When Two CPA
Firms Become One:
A Merger Success Story
12 CPASuccessionMatch.com
Quickstart Guide
Features
16 State Board Executive
Director Guay to Head
New Watchdog Group
17 Connecticut State Board of
Accountancy Pursuing
Legislative Change to Allow
Non-CPA Firm Ownership
18 IRS to Roll Out Fingerprinting
Process for Preparer
Registration Program
20 Embezzlement Lessons
from Monopoly
By Stephen Pedneault, CPA/CFF,
CFE, FCPA
24 U.S. Government Contractors
Prepare for `Contractor
Business Systems Rule'
By Ryan Koenitzer, CPA
Programs & Events
26 CSCPA Monthly Calendar
28 Members-Only Programs
36 CPE Pages
43 Support the CPA Fall Food Drive!
47 Mingling & Merriment 2011:
The NYP Holiday Party
Member Matters
33 Members Get Hooked Up
with `Tech Tuesdays'
35 Member Spotlight: Prem Aithal
40 Pledge Pages
42 New and Young Professionals
Red Cross Blood Drive
44 CPA School Supply Drive
46 UConn Huskies Tailgate
48 ETF Golf Tournament
52 Member News
53 Firm Moves and Promotions
54 Affinity Partnerships
55 New UPS Affinity Partnership
56 Member Perks
58 Classified Advertisements
61 CAAS Corner
62 In Memoriam: CSCPA Past
President Benjamin Cohen
63 Welcome, New Members!
64 Member Snapshots
66 Remembering SSG
Steven J. DeLuzio
c o n t e n t s
Nov/Dec 2011 Vol. 52 Issue 6
Connecticut State Board of
Accountancy Pursuing
Legislative Change to Allow
Non-CPA Firm Ownership
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